Talon Karrde from Dark Force Rising is a first class smuggler. He used to trade in commodities, but now his smuggling also includes information. He pilots the shipt called, Wild Karrde. He has a bounty on his head. He also knows the coordinates of the long lost Katana Fleet. Thrawn wants Karrde captured because Thrawn needs warships and believes that Karrde will assist him in amassing them all. Karrde is rescued by Mara and Luke.